Dr. Roger Widmann Dr. Roger Widmann, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, has served as the Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery since 2004. During his many years in practice, Dr. Widmann has focused primarily on both surgical and non-surgical treatments for children’s spinal irregularities, certain orthopedic birth defects, as well as orthopedic limb deformities.
NEW YORK, New York 10605 New York
Orthopedic Surgeon
Words cannot express how impressed my family is with this incredible doctor. My 12 yr old daughter had spinal fusion T2-L3. Dr. Widmann did an exceptional job from start to finish. My daughter had seen two other surgeons prior to him. She was brought to tears by how he treated her with such respect and dignity. He was the first doctor who actually spoke directly to her. Shook her hand and asked her if she had anymore questions. Explained everything and without any pressure. Results are amazing!. Dr. Widmann performed scoliosis correction surgery on my 13 year old daughter. Dr. Widmann and his team made us feel completely at ease despite the circumstances. The surgery was a huge success - we are 7 months post surgery and have had no issues at all. Our daughter is a competitive soccer player and she was back on the pitch exactly when Dr. Widmann said she would be. Everyone is amazed by how quickly and how well she recovered. Could not have asked for a better experience or outcome! My 13 Year old Daughter had surgery done by Doctor Widmann @ the hospital for Special surgery. The surgery was completed at about 3:00 P.M. on Monday, Friday at 11:00 A.M. She walked out of the hospital, Well by Law the hospital was required to wheel her down to the car but she easily could have walked. She left with very little pain. It has now just been 2 weeks and she is very active, too active in my opinion but regardless recovery has been the exact opposite as I had expected. The Hospital for special surgery was amazing, in every aspect from the janitors right up to the head Doctor. Nursing staff, Therapists, food service, every employee of the hospital were the most respectful, caring and amazing people I have ever met. Even the food was great, healthy, well put together meals, as I also ate every meal of the day there also. I would recommend 100% Dr. Roger Widmann & The Hospital for special surgery My daughter was recently operated on by Dr. Widmann for severe scoliosis. Dr. Widmann provided us with all the info we needed to make the best decision for our daughter. We felt extremely comfortable having him do the surgery and her results have been nothing short of amazing. I would highly, highly recommend Dr. Widmann.
Rating: 5 / 5 stars
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For young patients suffering from scoliosis one of the most commonly used treatment methods in this day and age is the use of growing rods to help straighten the back, while also allowing patients to maintain their proper spinal growth.

What is a Spinal Growth Rod treatment?
Using a Spinal Growing Rod, is a non-invasive method for treating scoliosis in young children. Besides the initial surgical procedure to implant the rods, it is fairly non-invasive. Doctors can often use an external remote control to lengthen the rods matching up with the child’s growth.

Why Spinal Growth Rods May be Best for Your Child?
As the child grows and develops as do the rods, making sure that patients don’t have their growth stopped as they mature.

This allows patients to need fewer surgeries and can effectively treat the abnormal spinal curvature. Generally, this is the best option for those patients who have a spinal curvature that is too severe to treat with alternative like simple bracing or casting.

Another surgical option is usually spinal fusion; however, this procedure stops future growth from occurring and this is extremely undesirable and unsafe for young children, yet to even begin their main stages of growth.

Contact Dr. Widmann Today
Depending on the specific corrective needs, the actual degree of curvature, as well as the severity, Dr. Widmann will help you and your child make a proper determination about which treatment options may be best for you.
If your child is suffering from scoliosis, contact Dr. Roger Widmann today for your appointment and find out if treatment through the use of Growing Rods is right for you and your child.